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The San Antonio Spurs are making it clear to the Los Angeles Lakers they will have to pay a steep price if they want to trade for Kawhi Leonard.

The Lakers are looking to form a championship-contending team after five years outside of the playoffs. Reportedly, the Lakers weren't interested in Cousins.

Unfortunately for Embiid, throughout James' free-agency journey, it was apparent that chasing a title this year was not a top priority.

Pairing Lillard with James would give the Lakers a chance to compete with the Warriors. It's one of the most photographed attractions in Cleveland.

Real Madrid to accept £88m Cristiano Ronaldo bid from Juventus
However, as he gets older, Madrid will eventually stop giving him new contracts, and Ronaldo will become the boy who cried United. The story gathered momentum on Wednesday, with Spanish sport publication Marca leading with the Ronaldo speculation .

Canada tariffs on $12.6B of US goods take effect
The American goods that Canada has placed tariffs on include ketchup, lawn mowers and motorboats. The E.U. and Canada have filed cases against the the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Wenger Tips France, Brazil, England To Win World Cup
Switzerland await either England or Colombia in the quarter-final. "Sweden is another team we have a poor record against". England will play Sweden in the quarterfinals in Samara on Saturday.

Last season with the Trail Blazers, Lillard ended up averaging 26.9 points per game to go along with 6.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds. Just a couple minutes later the official National Basketball Association store, operated by Fanatics, a sportswear retailer, was preselling LeBron James blanks (meaning the number was listed as "00", but wouldn't be produced until the official number was confirmed). With that announcement, the Lakers became the big winners of 2018 free agency. That reason alone would be enough to make Johnson and the Lakers intrigued with the possibility of acquiring him.

Additionally, with Kawhi Leonard potentially available in trade discussions during the upcoming season, it benefits the Lakers to showcase Ball as much as possible and increase his potential value in trade discussions. Adding a player like Leonard alongside James is a recipe for success. If Rondo outplays Ball in any significant manner, it may deflate Ball's value on the market and make it more hard to swing a deal for Leonard.

The Indians haven't won the World Series in 70 years, but they came close just two seasons ago.

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